1st Class Corrosion Control Technician

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Posted Date
4 weeks ago(1/13/2023 11:58 AM)
Regular Full-Time


Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Paint Department.

We are pleased to accept resumes for Painters with Spray experience.  Candiates with C-12 and C-14 certifications are encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.


  •  Prepare all types of surfaces for preservation
  •  Mix and apply of epoxy and enamel paints
  •  Read job specifications and complete the job accordingly
  •  Complete work within the requirements of NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32.
  •  Remove old paint and debris from all types of substrates by; scraping, chipping and sanding
  •  Operate; 3,000 to 5,000PSI Pressure Washers and wash surfaces to remove grease, rust, scale, and dirt
  •  Operate 40,000PSI Ultra-High Pressure Water Jetting equipment
  •  Mix Solvents and Coatings accurately to formula
  •  Apply coatings in accordance with specifications and good marine practice
  •  Brush and roll painting for passing all inspection processes
  •  Exercise proper procedures for; painting in confined spaces
  •  Supervise and train, when applicable, department employees and/or other assigned crew members
  •  Control costs in assigned area of responsibility
  •  Complete tasks with little to no supervision
  •  Other duties may be assigned as workload requirements dictate.
  •  Must have regular, reliable attendance

 Surface preparation and coating application in accordance with SSPC-SP-1, SP-2, SP-3, SP-5, SP-6, SP-
10, SP-11 and SP-12.
 Surface Preparation to include:

  •  Solvent Cleaning; hand tool cleaning; power tool cleaning; abrasive blasting; ultra-high
    pressure water-jetting

Coatings Application:

  •  Mixing of coatings to proper ratio
  •  Brush & Roll paint application to required film thickness.
  •  Masking and protection of surrounding and adjacent areas
  •  Application of coatings using airless spray equipment

Environmental Protection:

  •  Install & Maintain containment for all fugitive emissions (Includes: Wash Water, Paint
  • Overspray, Abrasive Blasting Dust, etc.)

Equipment; Set-up, Operation, and Breakdown:

  •  Pressure washer (3500-5000 PSI)
  •  Abrasive blasting pots
  •  Airless spray paint pumps
  •  40,000 PSI UHP Blast Equipment

Inspection and Testing on:

  •  Wet Film Thickness readings
  •  Surface Preparation Inspections using appropriate calibrated equipment
  •  Coatings Inspections using appropriate calibrated equipment


  • Ability to obtain DBids is a plus
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience with accomplishing Corrosion Control and Preservation in the
    Marine Industry
    • Minimum 120 hours of experience operating 40K PSI water-jetting equipment
    • Minimum 200 hours of experience operating 3500 – 5000 PSI pressure washers for cleaning of ships
    • Minimum of 800 hours of “hands on” experience with Airless Spray paint application and/or Abrasive
    Blasting and/or installation and maintenance of vessel containment systems
    • Requires basic levels of mathematical, reading, writing and communication skills necessary to
    successfully accomplish the job description, skills and ability requirements as outlined above
    • Requires visual acuity necessary and appropriate to perform all job duties and requirements as listed.
    • Requires auditory acuity capable of hearing a forklift back-up alarm, moving vehicle horns, or other
    safety alarms and warning signals
    • Able to work all shifts, overtime and weekends
    • C-13 Ultra-High Pressure Water-Jetter Certification required
    • C-12 (Airless Spray Applicator) and/or C-7 (Abrasive Blaster) Certification required
    • Coatings Application Specialist Level II Certification preferred

Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.


Our benefits include: 
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• 401K, company match
• Paid Time Off (PTO)
• Legal Services
• Annual performance evaluations 
• On-site Human Resources
• On-site gym
• Free and close proximity parking
• Employee perks/gifts and more


Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


  • Respect
  • Pride
  • Truth
  • Family

These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.


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